Eight Jamaicans — including a Police Constable — have been ordered extradited to stand trial in the United States.
This, over their alleged involvement in the illicit lottery scam.
The eight are said to be members of a criminal network led by a major player in the lottery scam, Jamaican Lavrick Willocks.
Willocks was extradited to the US last month after waiving his right to an extradition hearing.
His cronies were this afternoon ordered extradited by Parish Judge Vaughn Smith in the St. Andrew Parish Court.
They’re Constable Jason Jahalal, Xanu Morgan, O’Neill Brown, Alrick McLeod, Dario Palmer, Kazrae Grey, Kimberly Hudson and Dahlia Hunter.
They’re facing lottery scam charges in the US state of North Dakota.
The judge said the evidence before him suggests the Jamaicans have a case to answer.
He says the evidence also suggests they willfully participated in the illegal scam.
The Jamaicans are facing a variety of charges including conspiracy, and more than 40 counts of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering.
They’re accused of conspiring to defraud 80 senior citizens of the US of more than USD$5-million.
US prosecutors say they’ll be using a cooperating member of the network to make their case.
It’s reported they also have tape recordings of them making calls to elderly Americans, who were the primary targets of the scam.
Willocks and his cronies were captured last year during operations by the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency, MOCA, and the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Branch, C-TOC.